Once again Ms. Ione has built on folklore and mythology to evolve her fascinating world of humans, demons, angels and strange beasts. The richness of the Horsemen and how they balance the good and bad sides of their gifts (or curses) in a fascinating read…I devoured Eternal Rider in a single afternoon and was already looking to pre-order the next book in this series. Eternal Rider was fast-paced, wonderfully complex and emotion-packed.
I really enjoyed Trace of Fever and devoured it the moment I was able to get it for review. I truly enjoyed the pacing and the story but was struck by Trace’s not being too manly to make friends with a cat and his concern that even Priss pet is kept safe. That touched me. I enjoyed Priss’ attempts to fend for herself though I admit there were a few times I wanted to shake her by her hair when she pulled what was almost a TSTL action. Ms. Foster’s voice and the story pace kept those moments from distracting me too much, though.
My favorite thing, though, is Ms. Harrison’s voice. I was so caught up in Dragon Bound that I was reading sections aloud to my (long-suffering) partner. I laughed out loud quite a few times and I think yelled once or twice at the characters. I was heavily immersed and very sorry to have the story end. I’ve put this series on my auto-buy list now and can’t wait for the next one.
Kiss of Snow is definitely a love story between two powerful and stubborn people, each wanting the other yet unable to give an inch until pushed to their limits. Hawke and Sienna both have a need to protect those they see as family, even when the war and Sienna’s secret seem to make that impossible if they are together. Their courtship is wonderful and very wild but the characters show a depth of emotion that really held me captive. I stayed up far to late devouring Kiss of Snow and recommend it’s fast-paced, rich world and engrossing characters to those both new to the series and those considering reading it.
When You Dare is a book I’ve been looking forward to for quite a while. Molly is a really fun heroine in that she’s an author of romantic suspense. As When You Dare unfolded, I could see little tidbits of real-life author issues pop up. Dare is an interesting mix of distrustful operative and someone who really does want to have close relationships with a few select people but doesn’t know who he can trust or if he can trust anyone human. I’ve been a Lori Foster fan since the Buckthorn Brothers series and this book did not disappoint. I’ll be happy to recommend it. 4.5 Stars. Published by Harlequin, 4/26/2011.